"Where there is peace, God is." ~George Herbert

"Carve your blessings in stone." ~Anon
"I expect to pass through life but once. If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again." ~William Penn
"Dictum sapienti sat est - A word to a wise person is sufficient." ~Cicero Ovid Seneca

"Words pulsate in the veins of my pen"™Leah C. Dancel


Finley Peter Dunne - past

"The past always looks better than it was. It's only pleasant because it isn't here." ~Finley Peter Dunne

Proverb For Today: Honduran Proverb

‪"Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one's coffin." ~Honduran Proverb ‬

Quotes on LAUGHTER

"A good laugh is sunshine in a house.." ~William Thackeray

‪"Every time one laughs a nail is removed from one's coffin." ~Honduran Proverb ‬

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Dr. Laura Schlessinger - time

"Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door." ~Dr. Laura Schlessinger


Wes Fesler - path

"One can rarely achieve greatness on the path of less resistance." ~Wes Fesler

Marcus Lamb - race

"The race does not always go to the swift, but to the ones who keep running." ~Marcus Lamb

Benson Bautista Quotes

"Biased Journalism is a scourge of democracy. Irresponsible reporting is a menace in the Free World. " ~Benson Bautista

"Happiness is only real...
When shared-

Into the wild."
~Benson Bautista
1 January 2018

"Nationalism is reflected in disapproval, aversion, and even resistance to foreign cultures." ~Benson Bautista

"The election is the soul of democracy." ~Benson Bautista


"People have to understand that democracry does not mean absolute freedom, otherwise it would be an anarchic state." ~

"To fight for the country, no wonder Duterte always had this conviction to die for the nation should it come to that." ~Dutertenomics


"Architecture is a visual art and the buildings speak for themselves." ~Julia Morgan

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Gary Mottershead - people

"A bad system can destroy good people." ~Gary Mottershead

Tony Evans - unity

"Unity is oneness in purpose, not sameness of persons." ~Tony Evans

Peter Haggerty - journey

"Life is a journey. If you fall in love with the journey, you will fall in love forever" ~Peter Haggerty


Derek Walcott Quotes

"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” ~Derek Walcott, author of I READ, I TRAVEL, I BECOME

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” “ ~Derek Walcott, author of I READ, I TRAVEL, I BECOME

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Roger Bannister - man

"The man who can drive himself farther once the effort gets painful, is the man who will win." ~Roger Bannister

Thomas L. Holdcroft - grindstone

“Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.” ~Thomas L. Holdcroft

Quotes on MASK

"Behind the mask of indifference is bottomless misery and behind apparent callousness, despair." ~John Bowlby

"Faith strips the mask from the world and reveals God in everything. It makes nothing impossible and renders meaningless such words as anxiety, danger, and fear, so that the believer goes through life calmly and peacefully, with profound joy - like a child, hand in hand with his mother." ~Charles De Foucauld

"It seems like everyone these days is putting on a mask to feel beautiful, trying to fit into some pre-established norms of how we should look. This isn’t only painful, it’s ignorant. Saying like we know, better than nature does, what is beautiful and what is not is like a two-year-old lecturing an old man about patience. Nature’s been creating beauty for millennia and you are part of that creation process. Stop the madness. Stop fighting who you are. Let the mask fall. It’ll be strange at first, yes. But, over time, you’ll see beyond the temporary discomfort of stepping outside social norms and learn to see the beauty you were born with, the beauty you’ve ben taught to ignore and cover up. You’ll see beauty that will take your breath away, like a sunset. That’s how beautiful you are - like a sunset, like a forest, like a million fireflies on a calm warm night lighting up the sky. You are made by nature. Nature is wiser in the ways of beauty than cosmetics companies or magazines. Break the spell. Gain back your sanity. Go find that brilliant beauty within every single part of you. Go find the universe in your eyes. Remove that cloak that’s been pulled over your eyes and see yourself for who you really are." ~Vironika Tugaleva

"Only when a person finally looks within and says "it's me that needs to change" will they attract and keep great experiences...if you can't admit that, you are scared to face the person behind the mask." ~Daniel Chidiac

"You see behind the masks and beneath the fears to the beauty within every heart." ~Jim Johnson

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.” ~Alan Moore

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The Bliss Project - best revenge

"Staying angry at someone who has hurt you is a sure way to give away your power and energy. Realise their actions are about them and not you, their behaviour represent their need to hurt and is no reflection on you. As bewildering as this may be, the way to reclaim your power (and sanity!) is to move on, rise above it and remember that happiness is the best revenge." ~The Bliss Project

William Langewiesche - who we are

"So much of who we are is where we gave been." ~William Langewiesche


Hannibal Lecter - legacy

"One of the most powerful force that shapes us as human beings is the desire to leave a legacy. What legacy would you leave behind?" ~Hannibal Lecter

Harold Mitchell - advice

"If you really must do something right now, my advice is to go for a walk." ~Harold Mitchell, SMH Business Columnist

Russel Conwell - diamonds

"Your diamonds are not in far distant mountains or in yonder seas; they are in your own backyard, if you but dig for them." ~Russel Conwell


"A fish stinks at the head first.” ~Greek Saying

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in." -Greek Proverb

"A thousand men can't undress a naked man." ~Greek Proverb

"All things good to know are difficult to learn." ~Greek Proverb

"No man can rule others unless he masters himself." ~Greek Adage

"The heart that loves is always young." ~Greek Proverb

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Terry Litwiller - dreams bigger than fears

"Success comes from having dreams that are bigger than your fears." ~Terry Litwiller

Bernard Ferrari - on listening

"Good listening is the key to developing fresh insights and ideas that fuel success." ~Bernard Ferrari, author of Power Listening: Mastering the Most Critical Business Skill of Alt

Clint Eastwood Quotes

"They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning." ~Clint Eastwood

"We boil at different degrees." ~Clint Eastwood

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Ralph G. Nichols - basic needs

"The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood. The best way to understand people is to listen to them." ~Ralph G. Nichols

Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr. Quotes

"Do not grow old, no matter how long you live. Never cease to stand like a curious child before the Great Mystery into which you are born. For a human heart can never grow old if it takes a lively interest in the pairing of birds, the reproduction of flowers, and the changing tints of autumn leaves. Cherish the laugh lines and wrinkles – the memories that made those lines are the most important part of you today. Have the same energy that God invested in you at birth and live under the consciousness that He has set His love upon you – you'll find blessings in every circumstance." ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr. (2017NOVEMBER06/MONDAY [ADMIN 10])


"Everything passes; everything wears out; everything breaks. That is the essence of change. Don’t waste time feeling sorry for what was in the past or what was lost. Just because things didn’t work out as expected is no excuse to give up trying. Be willing to acknowledge whatever pain and loss yesterday may have caused you. It’s not what the world has taken away from you that matters, but how you deal with what you are left with. Look forward with God’s eyes that you be guided to do His will in every situation. For no matter the darkest night, tomorrow comes. And darkness will be overtaken by the brilliant brightness of the burning sun." ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr.2018JANUARY04/THURSDAY [ADMIN 10]


"Life's discomfort rises and falls like series of waves. They crest and roll and wash a part of you to make way for deposits of treasure that you really are and should be. Out goes naivete, in comes wisdom; out goes anger, in comes discernment; out goes despair, in comes kindness. Every struggle you go through creates opportunities for you to become stronger and wiser and better. Every pain that you learn to tolerate leaves you healthier than it found you. Struggle and pain shift your thinking from 'I cannot' to 'I must' and make you draw strength from within to see life beyond them. For it is doubtful whether God can bless you greatly until He has hurt you deeply. Trust that He is using what hurts you for a greater purpose." ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr. (2017SEPTEMBER13/WEDNESDAY [ADMIN 10])


"The world you live in is a mirror of yourself. Everything you hold to be true becomes your cage and your reality. If you perceive an imperfect world, it's because you fail to compassionately accept your own imperfections. If you find yourself condemning another, it is actually condemning some shamed part of yourself that you have not acknowledged. Reflect God in your mirror and you will perceive the world in kind and with love. The sense of beauty and goodness and worth you see in all, here and now, is His reflection breathing beauty and goodness and worth into you." ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr. (2017NOVEMBER07/TUESDAY [ADMIN 10])


"You learn something from everyone who shows up in your life. Every lesson is a widening of the mind beyond its conceptual limits; a stretching of the heart beyond its emotional boundaries. Sometimes you'll hear people say, 'God brought us together,' and indeed He does. He brings people into your life precisely when you need them. He brings them to you that you may open your heart and learn to listen and seek to understand. How easy it is to resent negative people. But even that is part of His mystery you have to live with. How you deal with those you find negative teaches lessons of acceptance and humility and empathy. For if He only brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to evolve? How would you size up yourself?" ~Gilbert 'Gibo' Teodoro, Jr. (2017SEPTEMBER15/FRIDAY [ADMIN 10])

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Quotes on LEGACY

"All of us who will inherit the legacy of my grandmother's reign and generation need to do all we can to celebrate and learn from her story. Speaking for myself, I am privileged to have the Queen as a model for a life of service to the public." ~Prince William (Preface in the new book: Elizabeth II: The Steadfast)

"During the times that hurt the most, it is important to remember that the people we lose are never gone from us. They will always exist in the hearts of those they loved, in memories and in their legacy that will continue on forever." ~Tobin Brothers

"I have no illusions about myself, about my life, about leaving a legacy, or making a mark in people's lives. We are so insignificant. We are only here for a blink." ~Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago

"I would want my legacy to be that I was a great son, father and friend." ~Dante Hall

"Love leaves legacy. How you treated other people, not your wealth or accomplishments, is the most enduring impact you can leave on earth." ~Rick Warren

"Love or hate Diana. She was a wonderful mother who fought with tradition to bring her boys up to respect women and show affection, something sadly lacking in her then husband . William now respects and openly loves his wife and now their new daughter, now I believe that is a legacy, I think he will make a great King with a very strong loved woman by his side." ~Helen Thornton (on the birth of Princess of Cambridge, 2 May 2015)

"One of the most powerful force that shapes us as human beings is the desire to leave a legacy. What legacy would you leave behind?" ~Hannibal Lecter

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future generations.” ~David Brower

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Alexis Say Quotes

"Politics is the playground for money, and by politicizing they are capable of concatinating all issues into a single unfair reporting that would inflict damage to whoever they were bribed to expunge." ~Alexis Say, September 13, 2017

"Silence is also a source of strength." ~Alexis Say

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James Arthur Ray - attention

“Concentrated attention is the collection of units of power on a chosen point of intention.” ~James Arthur Ray


Jim Johnson - mask

"You see behind the masks and beneath the fears to the beauty within every heart." ~Jim Johnson

Yip Man Quotes

"Do not fight with the strength, absorb it, and it flows, use it." ~Yip Man

"Greet what arrives, escort what leaves and rush upon loss of contact." ~Yip Man

"It is difficult for a student to pick a good teacher, but it is more difficult for a teacher to pick a good student." ~Yip Man

"Relax and calm your mind. Forget about yourself and follow your opponent's movement." ~Yip Man

"Students from the same teacher will differ in their skills." ~Yip Man

"The ideal in Martial Arts is humanitarianism. Accomplishment uses diligence as a goal." ~Yip Man

"There is no difference in who started to study first; the one who achieves accomplishment is first." ~Yip Man

"We all have inner demons to fight, we call these demons, fear and hatred and anger. If you do not conquer them then a life of one hundred years is a tragedy. If you do, then a life of a single day can be a triumph." ~Yip Man

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Quotes From Starts At Sixty

"Friendship isn’t just about common ground. Sometimes the most powerful, life-changing relationships of all can grow out of differences; from listening to those who can open our eyes to whole new worldviews and experiences." ~Starts at 60

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"All warfare is based on deception. Therefore when capable of attacking, feign incapacity; when active in moving troops, feign inactivity." ~Sun Tzu.

"Conflict is a natural phenomenon, so they say. It is present everywhere, all the time. Every conflict is a possible trigger for violence. What is taught by this piece of history is that, big wars are caused by small conflicts which are easily resolved. Despite our great leap in knowledge, our age had failed to understand the roots of conflicts and had not been doing enough to mitigate it. We are bound to repeat history." ~Maguid Maruhom

"Finding peace and happiness doesn't depend on getting rid of all conflicts and problems in life. . . rather, finding peace and happiness depends on learning how to deal with those problems and conflicts and knowing how to rise above them to enjoy the good things." ~Rob Williams

"He that blows the coals in quarrels that he has nothing to do with, has no right to complain if the sparks fly in his face." ~Benjamin Franklin

"If you think, speak, or act with disharmony, then you add to conflict, crime, war, and ecological disasters." ~Susan Shumsky

"In healthy relationships, conflicts are normal, arguments are not. Big difference. When two different people come together to live a good portion of their days in each other's company, conflict happens. They, before meeting, had entire lives, lessons learned, manners taught (or not), and were shown "the way things are done" by all those family, friends, and strangers who they ever encountered before meeting each other. " ~Happiness In Your Life

"In the midst of conflict, be friendly and harmonious. If they rip apart your clothes, sew the pieces back together again." ~Rumi

"It is through cooperation, rather than conflict, that your greatest successes will be derived!" ~Ralph Charell

“No one is fool enough to choose war instead of peace – in peace sons bury fathers, but in war fathers bury sons.” ~Herodotus

"Only in love are unity and duality not in conflict." ~Tagore

"Our agitation, conflicts, and habits can be a doorway to another dimension of being." ~Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his." ~George S. Patton

“The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience.” ~Leo Tolstoy

"The temple of nature has its own architecture of elegant repetition. This repetition of basic form reinforces the direct experience of underlying patterning. When we awaken to such patterning we can rest some of the struggles and conflicts that live within us. The same patterning that flows through a forest, meadow, or mountainside lives deeply within our psyches." ~David La Chapelle

"There are a number of conflicts of interest involved in commercialised elections and political appointments thereafter to Constitutional bodies -- loyalty to parties, businesses and law firns can be quite tricky." ~Joffre Balce

"There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away; the battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it is with themselves." ~Lessons Learned In Life

"There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others." ~Niccolo Machiavelli

"Truth is a lonely warrior." ~Hidden Truth PH

"Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win." ~Sun Tzu

"War is the abomination of desolation..." ~Robert Menzies, Diary, 4 February 1941.


"Peace will not come out of a clash of arms, but out of justice lived and done by unarmed nations in the face of odds." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"True strength often calls for the ability to sustain the tension without flight or fight." ~Herb Cohen

"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it." ~Margaret Thatcher

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"When I converse with a profound mind, or if at any time being alone I have good thoughts, I do not at once arrive at satisfactions, as when, being thirsty, I drink water, or go to the fire, being cold: no! but I am first apprised of my vicinity to a new and excellent region of life. By persisting to read or to think, this region gives further sign of itself, as it were in flashes of light, in sudden discoveries of its profound beauty and repose, as if the clouds that covered it parted at intervals, and showed the approaching traveller the inland mountains, with the tranquil eternal meadows spread at their base, whereon flocks graze, and shepherds pipe and dance." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sarah Willoughby - silence

"In the silence of nature you hear your own voice." ~Sarah Willoughby


"One swallow doesn't make a summer." ~Old Proverb

Tim Keller - heart

"An unforgiving heart is an unforgiven heart." ~Tim Keller

Paul Wellstone - walk your talk

"Never separate the life you live from the words you speak." ~Paul Wellstone

A THOUGHT TO PONDER: Good Things I Do Today

"Every time you wake up and ask yourself, What good things am I going to do today?, remember that when the sun goes down at sunset, it will take a part of your life with it." ~Indian Proverb